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At least two, local shooters suspected in riverfront violence two months ago

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- Peoria police are still searching for suspects in a wild shootout that took place two months ago along the riverfront.

Cell phone video would capture the intense scene on July 19, as bullets exploded.

Thirteen people were hurt, and as we've reported, 11 were hit in the lower extremities.

Police tell 25News that they recovered 106 spent rounds from that incident.

They further believe at least two people fired those shots and that their shooting suspects are local men, who knew each other and had some sort of a dispute or "beef."

"That evening in particular, they decide to use guns instead however else they would've worked out their beefs. But, we do believe they're local people involved in this incident," said Capt. Brad Dixon, of Peoria police.

With an estimated 100 people there for this incident, witnesses have been quiet of late.

But Capt. Dixon emphasized tipsters can remain anonymous either through Crimestoppers by calling Peoria police detective Hulse directly at 309-494-8391.

Tyler Lopez

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